A lot to love over the past two weeks, with my elder daughter, son in law and two grandchildren joining us for their Summer break. We had such a wonderful time, and miss them so much. A much longer post than normal today, then, as I relive some of those precious memories.
Long lazy breakfasts
Reconnecting with the sacred stones.
Superheroes - superdogs too.
Beach days, which turn into beach evenings.
Boys - and tractors
Crafting and cooking sessions in the kitchen. Erin joining in already.
Visiting a Blackhouse.
Finding a fabulous new deli-takeaway nearby - with the best beet salad in the world (probably)
Lovely gifts from Blog friends.
( Two in the post - thank you to, lovely Claire for the Friendship heart -such a lovely surprise; and my headscarf giveaway prize, courtesy of the wonderful Joxy. I was priveleged to meet Christine, her family, and their friends for a quick coffee at the Calanais centre and touched by her beautiful gift of a handknitted Angel dischcloth. It was so nice to meet them, and Christine is every bit as lovely as she sounds on her blog.)
Loving, two boys in the back of our truck, listening to Finlay singing and endless repeats of this cd. Loving too, how James looks just slightly fed up with it all. Ten days of non-stop action and play takes its toll even on Superheroes.
So, we loved some quiet pyjama mornings too.
Garden open day around the local villages - total inspiration.
And off we go, on our own again - spinning into the next week.
Summer is such a busy time, and so much is going on that I want to hold on to - especially now as we head into August. Each Sunday I am posting a series of snapshots of things I have loved in the past week. Those ordinary but special moments that might have gone unnoticed or forgotten Trying to distill the love and joy from this hectic Summer season to remember with gratitude and warmth when the days are short again.
Giveaway prizes are now ready to be posted off tomorrow.